FiringSquad published another roundup, they took a look at a bunch of motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce 680i chipset. They compare Gigabyte’s N680SLI-DQ6, the ASUS Striker Extreme, ASUS P5N32-E and Plus and abit's IN9 32X-MAX.
The nForce 680i SLI chipset supports much higher memory speeds of up to 1200MHz versus the 667MHz limit of the NF590. FSB support is also boosted to a whopping 1333MHz and up (our EVGA test board hit 1804MHz FSB in our nForce 680i preview article).
Other changes include a third PCI Express Graphics (PEG) slot and an improved memory controller. The South Bridge is untouched since it is already packed with features.
EVGA and ASUS were the first to provide boards with the 680i. In fact, EVGA was the NVIDIA reference board provided in our 680i preview article. Today we’ll be looking at 5 boards Abit, ASUS, and Gigabyte in addition to the already tested EVGA 680i board...